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1 Bowl Chocolate Tahini Cookies. Amazing Texture and flavor in these Easy Cookies. 8 Ingredients. 20 Mins. Vegan Oilfree Glutenfree Grainfree Nutfree Recipe  Jump to Recipe

1 Bowl Chocolate Tahini Cookies. Amazing Texture and flavor in these Easy Cookies. 8 Ingredients. 20 Mins. #Vegan #Oilfree #Glutenfree #Grainfree #Nutfree #Recipe #VeganRicha

These Tahini cookies will blow your mind. Crumbly, chocolately, shortbread like chocolate cookies.

Tahini is sesame seed paste which has a pleasing light bitter flavor profile. When baked, it adds amazing cookie like texture. These cookies which are mostly just tahini, have this melt in your mouth texture and unique flavor profile. The flavor can be intriguing and you need to try it!. 

These Cookies need 1 Bowl, 8 Ingredients, No nuts, No gluten or grains or oil and are Melt in your mouth chocolatey and surprising. Everyone who tried these commented about not knowing what that flavor was but could not stop eating them! Let me know if you can stop:)

1 Bowl Chocolate Tahini Cookies. Amazing Texture and flavor in these Easy Cookies. 8 Ingredients. 20 Mins. #Vegan #Oilfree #Glutenfree #Grainfree #Nutfree #Recipe #VeganRicha

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1 Bowl Chocolate Tahini Cookies. Amazing Texture and flavor in these Easy Cookies. 8 Ingredients. 20 Mins. #Vegan #Oilfree #Glutenfree #Grainfree #Nutfree #Recipe #VeganRicha

What to expect from these double chocolate tahini cookies? These are not your regular chocolate cookies. I know this because hubbs came home, saw them, picked one up to take a big bite, then you should have seen his face. Then he looked at the cookie as if to ask what the heck is going on. But the texture was too good, so he took another bite, then another and then he was like what are these! I love the damn texture, so melt in the mouth! And the bitter flavor is growing on me. Soon the batch was all gone before I could even explain.

These are like peanut butter cookies which are just peanut butter and sweetener. If you dislike peanut butter, you might not like pb cookies. Similarly, you might find the mellow tahini flavor intrusive here. Its a balanced tahini chocolate flavor. You can use tahini + nut butter for less tahini profile. The added coconut and a sprinkle of salt on top (thank you Lucy!) helps reduce the flavor too. 

Grainfree Vegan Chocolate Tahini Cookies on parchment lined baking tray

Chocolate Tahini Cookies Grainfree Oilfree Nutfree

4.92 from 34 votes
By: Vegan Richa
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Cooling time: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: fusion, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Vegan
1 Bowl Vegan Chocolate Tahini Cookies. Amazing Texture and flavor in these Easy Cookies. 8 Ingredients. 20 Mins. Eggless Vegan Glutefree Grainfree Nutfree Oilfree Recipe
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  • 1/2 cup tahini, stirred
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar, or other fine sugar of choice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp non dairy milk, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tbsp coconut flour, (see notes for subs)
  • 1 tbsp tapioca starch, or other starch
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 deg F (180 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment. Mix the tahini, sugar, vanilla, non-dairy milk until well combined. Do not over mix as the tahini will seize into a stiff mixture. 
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix gently. (You can also add in 1/4 cup shredded coconut at this point). Add in the chocolate chips and fold in.
  • Shape into flattened cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. Press a few chocolate chips on the top if needed. (You can also sprinkle some maldon salt on top and press in. Salt helps reduce the bitter profile).
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 mins** Cool for 2 mins then remove from the baking sheet and allow to cool down completely before serving.  



** Adjust the baking time depending on preferred texture.  A minute or so longer for crispier. Keep the cookies thicker for shortbread like texture. Thinner for crispier. 
Coconut flour and starch sub: If you can eat gluten, sub all purpose or wheat flours for either or both of coconut flour and tapioca starch. you will need 3 to 4 tbsp. 
Nutrition is for 1 Cookie. 


Calories: 123kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 2.5g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 82mg, Potassium: 105mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 20IU, Vitamin C: 0.5mg, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 0.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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About Richa

Hi, I'm Richa! I create flavorful plant based recipes that are inspired by my Indian upbringing, including many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.

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  1. Dmitra says:

    5 stars
    I love this recipe I make it all the time! I always double the recipe.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      So happy you enjoyed it!

  2. Jen says:

    Do you think I could use black tahini in these cookies? I have a whole jar and am trying to find ways to use it.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      Yes, black tahini can be used in this recipe. The cookies will have more toasty and slightly bitter flavor. Enjoy!

  3. Rana says:

    5 stars
    These are one of the best vegan cookies I’ve ever had. They amaze even my non vegan friends. They are very rich almost brownie/fudge like but have a nice cookie texture somewhat like old fashioned peanut butter cookies. I like to add chopped walnuts instead of coconut as an option. The walnut really balance the flavors well.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      great news Rana

  4. Ann says:

    These look great! I would like to make them several days ahead for a party. Do they freeze well? Thanks!

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      actually, yes

  5. Kim says:

    Made these cookies a hundred times, I think 🙈
    Love them! I would like to give them as a gift but I’ll have to make them in advance and not sure how long they can be stored? (These are devoured within two days here so couldnt test this yet)

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      a hundred ! 💯💯💯💯💯 you could keep on counter if you’re not in a hot climate – but will last longer in the fridge